Minnesota Masters Swimming Foundation
Committee Operating Procedures and Policies


Committee Composition
1. Volunteer Chair appointed by LMSC Chairperson.
2. Additional committee appointed by Foundation Committee Chair
a. Upon consultation with other Foundation Committee members.
3. It is a goal that the Committee should always have at least one member from the Diversity Committee.
4. Committee membership, on October 27, 2021:
a. Tom Hodgson, Chair
b. Martha Arradondo (Diversity Committee representative)
c. Luke Paquin (Diversity Committee representative)
d. Abbey Erwin
e. Katy Vandam


Committee Meetings
1. Recommended that the committee meet monthly, in advance of the LMSC Board meeting.
2. Meetings are called, as needed, to consider application for Foundation Funds.
3. The monthly report to the LMSC board would consist of committee actions, and requests for a budget line approval for actions taken and anticipated needs.

Purpose of the Foundation
The Minnesota Masters Foundation Committee exists to provide assistance to MN Masters Swimming members and their clubs and workout groups where a demonstrable financial need exists. This assistance is made possible, in part, through the generosity of fellow Masters swimmers. It is the goal of this Foundation that all applications be made with the intent to benefit all of the Minnesota Masters community as well as the recipient of this assistance.
1. To provide a structure by which LMSC funds can be used to provide support for Minnesota Masters Swimming LMSC member individuals and clubs with demonstrable need, to enhance and/or facilitate participation in Masters Swimming in Minnesota and beyond. Including, but not limited to:
a. I Individuals for club or workout group fees.
b. Individuals for LMSC Annual Dues.
c. Individuals for meet entry fees at the state, zone, or national level.
d. Individuals seeking certifications, such as Adult Learn to Swim Instructor or Masters Coaching.
e. Reimbursement to clubs or workout groups for special projects that benefit the LMSC or reach into the club’s geographical area.
f. Start-up assistance for new clubs.
2. Funds would be provided to individuals, workout groups, or clubs with a demonstrated, supported need.

About Minnesota Masters Swimming

Minnesota Masters Swimming LMSC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to a healthy swimming lifestyle for adult swimmers within 87 counties in Minnesota and 3 in Western Wisconsin. It is the local governing body for United States Masters Swimming (USMS).

There are 1,172 registered swimmers in the Minnesota LMSC and over 60,000 nationwide. Anyone 18 years of age or older is eligible to join. No prior competitive swimming experience is necessary.

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